Tatsuo Akimine had an interesting encounter while preaching in front of the Social Security office last week.
null As he stood on his preaching stool, a large, well-dressed black man pushed him off. “I don’t want to hear that!” he complained. “Shut-up!”

Tatsuo calmly replied, “I’ve got First Amendment rights to be here.”

“Well, you’re violating my rights,” the big man insisted. “And if you don’t stop, I will physically deal with you.”

Tatsuo confidently climbed back on his box and resumed his preaching starting with this verse: “If anyone is ashamed of me and my words… the Son of Man will be ashamed of him….”

The man walked away.

(“Tats” has been preaching nearly everyday here and at a local DMV since August 13, 2007)

See The Great Awakening’s George Whitefield’s preaching stool by clicking here.


  1. What rights was Tatsuo violating???

  2. He wasn’t violating anyone’s rights; the man just didn’t want to hear the Gospel! 🙁

  3. “For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God” ( 1 Cor 1:18 )

  4. Tatsuo: thank you for your hard work in preaching the Good News. I pray this message adds to the courage you have already demonstrated. Thank you again.

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